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  • Contents of Volume 26, 2015

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January 2015

Marc F. Plattner, Is Democracy in Decline? 5
Francis Fukuyama, Why Is Democracy Performing So Poorly? 11
Robert Kagan, The Weight of Geopolitics 21
Philippe C. Schmitter, Crisis and Transition, But Not Decline 32
Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way, The Myth of Democratic Recession 45
Thomas Carothers, Democracy Aid at 25: Time to Choose 59
Tarek Masoud, Has the Door Closed on Arab Democracy? 74
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, The Splintering of Postcommunist Europe 88
E. Gyimah-Boadi, Africa’s Waning Democratic Commitment 101
Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Cross-Currents in Latin America 114
Alfred Stepan, India, Sri Lanka, and the Majoritarian Danger 128
Larry Diamond, Facing Up to the Democratic Recession 141
The Authoritarian Resurgence  
    Andrew J. Nathan, China’s Challenge 156
Lilia Shevtsova, Russia’s Political System: Imperialism and Decay 171
Review Essay  
    Carl Gershman, Michnik’s Homage to Havel 183

April 2015

Duncan McCargo, Transitional Justice and Its Discontents 5
The Authoritarian Resurgence 21
    Lilia Shevtsova, Forward to the Past in Russia 22
    Javier Corrales, Autocratic Legalism in Venezuela 37
    Abbas Milani, Iran’s Paradoxical Regime 52
    Alex Vatanka, Iran Abroad 61
    Frederic Wehrey, Saudi Arabia’s Anxious Autocrats 71
Zoltan Barany, Exits from Military Rule: Lessons for Burma 86
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement  
    Michael C. Davis, Beijing’s Broken Promises 101
    Victoria Tin-bor Hui, The Protests and Beyond 111
The Freedom House Survey for 2014  
    Arch Puddington, A Return to the Iron Fist 122
Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Patching Things Up in Mozambique 139
Yun-han Chu and Bridget Welsh, Millennials and East Asia’s Democratic Future 151
Review Essay  
    Harley Balzer, Stealing Russia Blind 165
    Pierre Englebert, The “Power-Sharing” Trap 170

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July 2015

Gerald Knaus, Europe and Azerbaijan: The End of Shame 5
Filip Reyntjens, Rwanda: Progress or Powder Keg? 19
János Kornai, Hungary’s U-Turn: Retreating from Democracy 34
Authoritarianism Goes Global  
    Alexander Cooley, Countering Democratic Norms 49
    Ron Deibert, Cyberspace Under Siege 64
    Patrick Merloe, Election Monitoring vs. Disinformation 79
Peter Lewis and Darren Kew, Nigeria’s Hopeful Election 94
Jørgen Møller, The Medieval Roots of Democracy 110
Francis Fukuyama, Comment on Møller: The Importance of Equality 124
Carl Minzner, China After the Reform Era 129
Grigore Pop-Eleches and Graeme B. Robertson, Structural Conditions and Democratization 144
James Loxton, Authoritarian Successor Parties 157
Books in Review  
    Benjamin Reilly, Weighing the Asian Model 171

October 2015

Steven Radelet, The Rise of the World’s Poorest Countries 5
Authoritarianism Goes Global (II) 20
    Anne Applebaum, The Leninist Roots of Civil Society Repression 21
    Douglas Rutzen, Civil Society Under Assault 28
    Peter Pomerantsev, The Kremlin’s Information War 40
    Anne-Marie Brady, China’s Foreign Propaganda Machine 51
Jean-Paul Faguet, Ashley M. Fox, and Caroline Pöschl, Decentralizing for a Deeper, More Supple Democracy 60
After the Arab Spring  
    Michele Dunne, Caught in History’s Crosswinds 75
    Michael Robbins, People Still Want Democracy 80
    Marc Lynch, How the Media Trashed the Transitions 90
    Charles Kurzman and Didem Türkoğlu, Do Muslims Vote Islamic Now? 100
    Kasper Ly Netterstrøm, The Islamists’ Compromise in Tunisia 110
    Mieczysław P. Boduszyński, Kristin Fabbe, and Christopher K. Lamont, Are Secular Parties the Answer? 125
Richard Youngs, Exploring “Non-Western Democracy” 140
Rut Diamint, A New Militarism in Latin America 155
Books in Review  
    Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, The Evolution of Political Order 169

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